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’80s Crossover Event #3 – ’80s Innovations

Next week, Return to the ’80s is participating in the monthly ’80s Crossover Event. This time, we will be talking/blogging about ’80s innovations. The event is being organized by ’80s Reboot Overdrive, and other participants will be Rediscover the ’80s, Weegiemdget, and Killer Kitsch. So look for this event next week.

Also please let us know if you have any innovations you’d like to discuss. In addition to technology, they can be toys, movies, fashion, or food as there could be some interesting items that you loved or hated back in the 80s that you want to talk about. Please leave a comment below, or email us at We will be recording a new episode of the Return to the ’80s podcast, and this will be a segment on that episode. So we would love to hear from you.

Daily Trivia – 5/11/11

Question: What 1982 movie sequel featured the cast singing the songs “Prowlin'”, “Do It For Our Country”, and “Cool Rider”?

Last Question: What timepiece brand was introduced in 1983 and was eventually sold in hundreds of styles?

Answer: Swatch

The Swatch watch was not only a watch. It was quite the fashion trend of the mid 80s. These watches had all different kinds of watch faces as well as wrist bands. People would even wear more than one at the same time. There were even some types of Swatches that you could attach directly to your clothing. They were even used to tie your hair into a ponytail.

Not only was the Swatch an accessory, but it was an accessory that had accessories! You could get a guard to put over the face. The faces and bands could also be interchangeable with other Swatches. The Swatch could be bought at a very low price, so this also helped with its popularity. The colors and designs were perfect for our beloved 80s.